Winter Foliage in Watercolour

This workshop is an entire day dedicated to winter festivities.  Surrounded by traditional decorations, seasonal foliage, and Miserden's breathtaking garden, Illustrator Emma Leyfield will cover the basics of colour theory and get past any fear of the blank page.

Starting with a walk around the grounds to pick foliage and greenery, the rest of the day will be spent tucked away in the Peach House or the Club Room and finish up with the option of making a stunning concertina card, or a small set of cards for display or gift to a lucky loved one.

All materials are provided.  If your garden is overflowing with winter greens or you have some art supplies that you'd like to test out under guidance, feel free to bring them along.  All abilities welcome.

Includes a tea/coffee and biscuits in the morning.  Lunch not included, please let us know if you would like to book lunch at the cafe.

Meet the tutor :  Emma Leyfield is an illustrator specialising in observational watercolours. Emma is passionate about traditional methods of drawing that are being lost as digital art takes the stage. This is visible in her work, which is inspired by the illustrators of the Golden age and is often referred to as nostalgic; reminding the viewer of their childhood. This impression is emphasised by the subjects she choses, which capture the wonder and curiosity of the world around her, with particular focus on British plants and wildlife. She's currently working full time as a freelance illustrator, from her studio at the Three Storeys in Nailsworth. Can't wait to get started? Read Emma's latest article on Garden Journaling in The English Garden magazine, July edition.

The Gardens at Miserden
The Gardens at Miserden

Course Details

Saturday 17th December 2022
10am to 4pm
£90 per person - all materials provided.
Includes a tea/coffee and biscuits.
Includes free entry into the garden for that day.

Discover Miserden

Cafe at Miserden

We’re delighted to be re-opening our Glasshouse Café, for refuelling walkers and garden visitors. Our Pop up restaurants will also be returning. Dogs welcome.


Visit our lovely, timeless 17th century garden with spectacular views over a deer park and rolling Cotswold hills and a wonderful sense of peace and tranquillity.

Afternoon Teas at Miserden

Brand new, the ultimate Cotswolds Afternoon Tea. Exclusive bookings will be taken for the Garden Afternoon Tea and the Woodland Afternoon Tea – a delightful English treat being taken to a whole new level.

The Estate Office, Miserden,
Near Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7JA

01285 821 303